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Thursday, June 11, 2009

First Look at Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2 Suggests Failed Fusion Of Kawasaki And Human

This is the first image of Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko, aka Whiplash, from Iron Man 2 — a definite upgrade on the last released image from that production, featuring Robert Downey Jr. staring at some plexiglass. According to USA Today, the suit contains a pair of supersonic whips powered by a glowing chest device similar to the one that powers Tony Stark’s flying suit.

Obviously, we’re seeing a primitive prototype of the supervillain’s eventual armor, a piece of state-of-the-art weaponry the Russian will eventually use on his own people, turning on his government after they cruelly enlist his wiper-blade arms to give the windows of the International Space Station a no-streak clean.

· First look: Mickey Rourke suits up as Whiplash for ‘Iron Man 2’ [USA Today]